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Tom von Foerster

Growing up with the BCL (and before)

Part I – The BCL from Inside

Humberto R. Maturana:
Interview on Heinz von Foerster, Autopoiesis, the BCL and Augusto Pinochet

Stafford Beer:
Interview on Cybernetics, Heinz von Foerster, the BCL, Warren McCulloch, Norbert Wiener, Ross Ashby and the CIA

Alfred Inselberg:
Interview on Professor von Foerster, Property Filters alias Neural Networks and the Mysteries of Hearing

Stuart A. Umpleby:
Interview on Heinz von Foerster, the BCL, Second-Order Cybernetics and the American Society for Cybernetics

Paul Weston: A Walk through the Forest

Robert Martin: BCL and the Heuristics Seminars – a School for Cybernetics

Ranulph Glanville: Personal Wonder

Paul Pangaro: The Past-Future of Cybernetics: Conversations,
von Foerster and the BCL

Stuart A. Umpleby Ι Frank T. Anbari Ι Karl H. Müller:
Highly Innovative Research Teams: The Case of the BCL 189

Part II – The BCL from Outside

Karl H. Müller: A Period of High Trans-Disciplinarity, 1948–1958

Peter Asaro: Heinz von Foerster and the Bio-Computing Movements
of the 1960s

Albert Müller: A Brief History of the BCL. Heinz von Foerster and the Biological Computer Laboratory

Albert Müller: The End of the Biological Computer Laboratory

Siegfried J. Schmidt: Heinz von Foerster: Heritage and Commitment

Dirk Baecker: Knowledge and Ignorance

Ernst von Glasersfeld: The Constructivist View of Communication

Ranulph Glanville: Grounding Difference 361

Karl H. Müller: The BCL – an Unfinished Revolution of an Unfinished Revolution

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